Climate at a Glance

Statewide Rankings

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South Dakota

Average Temperature Rankings, February 1978

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Period Value 1901-2000
Mean
Anomaly Rank
(1895-2022)
Warmest/Coolest
Since
Record
February 1978
1-Month
9.4°F
(-12.6°C)
19.9°F
(-6.7°C)
-10.5°F
(-5.9°C)
7th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1936
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1954
Ties: 1917
Jan–Feb 1978
2-Month
6.0°F
(-14.4°C)
17.4°F
(-8.1°C)
-11.4°F
(-6.3°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1936
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1931, 1992
Ties: 1929
Dec 1977–Feb 1978
3-Month
9.3°F
(-12.6°C)
18.2°F
(-7.7°C)
-8.9°F
(-4.9°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1936
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 1992
Nov 1977–Feb 1978
4-Month
14.5°F
(-9.7°C)
21.6°F
(-5.8°C)
-7.1°F
(-3.9°C)
3rd Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1936
125th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000
Oct 1977–Feb 1978
5-Month
21.1°F
(-6.1°C)
26.9°F
(-2.8°C)
-5.8°F
(-3.3°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1936
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000
Sep 1977–Feb 1978
6-Month
27.7°F
(-2.4°C)
32.4°F
(0.2°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
6th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1936
122nd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2016
Aug 1977–Feb 1978
7-Month
33.2°F
(0.7°C)
37.9°F
(3.3°C)
-4.7°F
(-2.6°C)
2nd Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1936
126th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2002
Jul 1977–Feb 1978
8-Month
38.3°F
(3.5°C)
42.2°F
(5.7°C)
-3.9°F
(-2.2°C)
4th Coolest Coolest since: 1936 1897, 1936
124th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2002
Jun 1977–Feb 1978
9-Month
41.7°F
(5.4°C)
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
-3.1°F
(-1.7°C)
10th Coolest Coolest since: 1952 1936
118th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2002
May 1977–Feb 1978
10-Month
43.9°F
(6.6°C)
45.9°F
(7.7°C)
-2.0°F
(-1.1°C)
19th Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1936
109th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2002
Ties: 1986
Apr 1977–Feb 1978
11-Month
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
45.8°F
(7.7°C)
-1.3°F
(-0.8°C)
23rd Coolest Coolest since: 1969 1936
105th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2002
Ties: 1920, 1946, 1986, 2014
Mar 1977–Feb 1978
12-Month
43.7°F
(6.5°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.9°F
(-0.5°C)
34th Coolest Coolest since: 1972 1952
94th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2013
Ties: 1986, 1996, 2019
Sep 1976–Feb 1978
18-Month
39.5°F
(4.2°C)
40.5°F
(4.7°C)
-1.0°F
(-0.5°C)
30th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918
97th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2013
Ties: 1970, 2020
Mar 1976–Feb 1978
24-Month
44.4°F
(6.9°C)
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
-0.2°F
(-0.1°C)
54th Coolest Coolest since: 1973 1918, 1952
73rd Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2017
Ties: 1920, 1936, 1956, 1957, 1962, 1968
Mar 1975–Feb 1978
36-Month
44.6°F
(7.0°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.1°F
(0.1°C)
70th Coolest Coolest since: 1974 1918
56th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2000, 2007, 2018
Ties: 1921, 1937, 1958, 1959, 1966, 1985, 2010
Mar 1974–Feb 1978
48-Month
44.8°F
(7.1°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.3°F
(0.2°C)
75th Coolest Coolest since: 1975 1918
50th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2008
Ties: 1924, 1947
Mar 1973–Feb 1978
60-Month
45.0°F
(7.2°C)
44.5°F
(6.9°C)
0.5°F
(0.3°C)
76th Coolest Coolest since: 1976 1920
48th Warmest Warmest since: 1977 2008
Ties: 1933, 1958, 1983, 1994

Citing This Page

  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental information, Climate at a Glance: Statewide Time Series, Average Temperature, published September 2022, retrieved on September 27, 2022 from https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/